Dwarf Minke Whales Make Star Wars Blaster Noises Underwater

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It looks like the lyre bird and its futuristic laser sounds might finally have a challenger: the dwarf minke whale. These lesser-known leviathans might not have vocal chords, but they somehow manage to produce a blaster-like “da-da-da-daaaang”, aptly known as the “Star Wars sound”.

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Whale sounds like a lightsaber #GreatBarrierReef

Listen to the first ever recording of a dwarf minke whale… they sound like lightsabers!Great Barrier Reef with David Attenborough starts 30 December on BBC One

Posted by BBC Earth on Friday, December 18, 2015

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